5 things to know Friday

Major winter storm ready to hit South, Midwest, East Coast

A powerful winter storm is predicted to overwhelm tens of millions of people in the central, southern and eastern US with snow, ice, wind and rain in the coming days. The Weather Channel, which has named the storm Winter Storm Izzy, said the sprawling storm is likely to cause “major travel headaches” from North Dakota to northern Georgia and into Maine. The first area to see snow is Friday in the upper Midwest, where winter storm warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service. A broad swath of 6 to 12 inches of snowfall is expected to span the eastern Dakotas to western Minnesota and Iowa. Cities like Minneapolis, Des Moines, St. Louis, and Kansas City are all in the storm’s path. On Friday and Saturday “there will likely be difficult driving conditions in this region as the roads get snowy.”

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